Meryl Streep raised the bar for Big Little Lies cast, says Nicole Kidman

She has a fantastic character. It was fun watching her enthusiasm for work still. That’s why we had to scramble together to get this second series together. magazine


The actor, who both stars in and executive produces the series alongside Reese Witherspoon, said she was not initially thinking of continuing the show after the first installment. It’s grounded and it’s based in something very, very real,” Kidman, 51, told Britain’s HELLO! To watch her do her craft – and it really is artistic craft – we all just went ‘Can you believe it?’ It raises the bar for everyone. I think she elevates the show. “It’s amazing to have the fans and the audiences react in the way that they have. The original cast — Kidman, Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Zoe Kravitz and Shailene Woodley — are all coming back for the show’s sophomore run. “Meryl is just amazing. “We have meaty, really great scenes. Because of the audience’s desire,” Kidman added. Advertising

The 69-year-old screen legend joined the cast for the second season of the HBO drama in which she plays Mary Louise Wright, the mother-in-law of Celeste (Kidman), who is out to find just how her son Perry died. “It was through sheer enthusiasm from the fans and my mother saying ‘It’s too short’ that made us realise we had to do more. 0